At the Olympics it took the women to bring home the medals!" The British Judo Association
is the national governing body for judo in the UK and a full list of member clubs including those in and around the Liverpool area can be found at: http://www.britishjudo.org.uk/find-a-club where a simple postcode search will flag up all the information you need.
George Kerr, British Judo Association
chairman admits "We are all so disappointed.
The third competition involved a long trip to Hertforshire, where Joe Flaherty celebrated a silver medal in the under-50kg category at the British Judo Association
's Northern Home Counties Minors Competition at the University of Hertfordshire.
Joseph Jackson also received further good news as he has been selected to join the England Judo Squad as a pre-cadet, after advancing to second place in the British Judo Association
's Pre-Cadet National Ippon League.
Quickly getting the British Judo Association
on side, which recognised the giant strides he was making with disabled and special needs competitors - he regularly travelled across the bridge to Bristol to train kids and set up clubs on behalf of the association.
The joint guests of honour will be Kerrith Brown, the current British Judo Association
chairman and double Olympic medalist, and Dawn Netherwood, the World silver medalist and ex-club member who now lives in France and is World Masters champion.
Making the podium would be a significant achievement in itself for the British Judo Association
, who took the radical action of replacing their elite coaching staff following a disappointing World Championships in Paris last summer.
Last month the British Judo Association
took the unusual step of changing their key personnel mid-cycle with the departures of performance director Margaret Hicks, head coach Patrick Roux and senior women's coach Jane Bridge.
"In fact the British Judo Association
are already interested in using the centre for a regional training session".
British Judo Association
members range from five to 85.
"The facilities comply with British Judo Association
standards to make sure that it really is the best facility it can be and we know that it will be used not only in the run-up to the Olympics but for the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow and beyond."
The 31-year-old from Andover remains the only British judo player to have competed at four Olympics and is to work as a regional co-ordinator for the British Judo Association
. Her role will include helping to identify and develop talented youngsters.